GrayMatter’s Virtual Leadership Summit: On-Demand
We’re going digital!
GrayMatter creates virtual solutions for industrial systems, so we’re bringing that same energy to Accelerate.virtual, our online leadership conference.
A virtual, peer-to-peer format allows Accelerate to have a global reach.
Keynote speakers will discuss COVID-19’s impact on consumer sentiment and supply chains; keys to corporate governance planning; best practices in OT cybersecurity; enterprise-level edge computing solutions; overcoming obstacles to digital transformation, and more.
THURSDAY, APRIL 30
11:00 AM | Welcome: Building a Remote, Industrial Workforce
A changing workforce and unprecedented demand for essential goods and services are the challenges facing manufacturing companies and other industrial operators in 2020. GrayMatter customers across North America are prioritizing worker health and safety during the COVID-19 outbreak, setting new production goals and adding life-saving medical supplies and devices to production lines.
Speaker: Jim Gillespie, CEO & Co-Founder, GrayMatter
11:15 AM | Roundtable: Adapting to Remote Work Realities
Moderated by Jeremy Boren, Panelists include:
Andrea Passman, COO, Caerus Oil & Gas – One of Colorado’s largest conventional natural gas leasehold owners focused on the Piceance Basin
Chris Sundberg, Cybersecurity Engineer, Woodward, Inc. – A leading designer, manufacturer, and service provider of aerospace and industrial control solutions
Leigh McDermott, Senior Project Manager, Region of Waterloo – Providing water and wastewater services to a major, urban hub of 500K+ in southwest Ontario, Canada
Jim Gillespie, CEO, GrayMatter – Accelerate.virtual host and one of the fastest-growing industrial intelligence and technology firms in the U.S.
11:35 AM | Keynote: COVID-19 Briefing: Consumer Confidence & Impact on Industrial Companies
CivicScience translates real-time, consumer intentions into market-changing business intelligence for frontline decision-makers. John will share polling data and strategic business insights from his firm’s proprietary research platform including how consumers feel about the economy, their success with online grocery shopping, frozen food meal preferences and more.
Keynote Speaker: John Dick, CEO, CivicScience
12:00 PM | Navigating Uncertain Times
Manufacturers are focusing their production efforts on core items to meet demand while working with stores to help maintain inventory. A look at how GE Digital is helping industrial companies navigate remote work, production optimization, supply chain management and more.
Speakers: Richard Kenedi, Senior Vice President, Manufacturing, GE Digital; Matthew Wells, Vice President, Digital Product Management, GE Digital
12:30 PM | How to Produce Faster
Tod draws on his deep experience as an additive manufacturing and controls and integration engineer at Wabtec, formerly GE Transportation, to highlight some of the major obstacles companies face when they seek to scale production at the enterprise level. Tod’s discussion will feature a case study of how insulation, roofing, and fiberglass composites producer Owens-Corning has worked to scale its production priorities.
Speaker: Tod Virden, Sr. Program Manager, GrayMatter
1:00 PM | Roundtable: Is Your Governance Model Working for You?
Moderated by Alan Hinchman, CRO, GrayMatter, Panelists Include:
Michael Jameson, Global Lead, Data Integrity and Historians, Bayer – One of the largest largest pharmaceutical and life sciences companies in the world
Christopher Simpson, Director, EDS Global Advanced Manufacturing, Aptiv – A global vehicle and mobility technology innovator and manufacturer
Leigh McDermott, Senior Project Manager, Region of Waterloo, Providing water and wastewater services to a major, urban hub of 500K+ in southwest Ontario, Canada
1:30 PM | Cybersecurity Panel: Building & Securing the New Remote Workforce
Chris Sundberg, Cybersecurity Engineer, Woodward, Inc. – Leading designer, manufacturer, and service provider of aerospace and industrial control solutions
Scott Christensen, Cybersecurity Lead, GrayMatter – Cybersecurity is among GrayMatter’s focus areas with deep expertise in securing remote, industrial networks
Amy Beth, Superintendent of Process Control, Denver Water – Colorado’s oldest and largest utility serves 1.5 million people in the city of Denver and surrounding suburbs
2:00 PM | Open Mic: Q&A and Closing Remarks